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Environmental and Biological Factors Contributing to Schizophrenia

Project by Polygence alum Sekai

Environmental and Biological Factors Contributing to Schizophrenia

Project's result

Review paper

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Schizophrenia is a very complex mental illness that is defined by a collection of symptoms including psychosis. It affects how a person, thinks, feels, and behaves. Scizophrenia affects every 1 in 300 people worldwide and the etiology is still up for debate. In this paper, I am drawing on research findings from neuroscience and biological psychiatry to take a deeper look at the environmental and biological underpinnings of schizophrenia. The discussion of how theories related to genes, biological workings, childhood, and stress can lead to diagnosis. However, there are many limitations of these theories, with this research, it is possible to look to potential avenues of treatment for Schizophrenia.



Polygence mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Psychology, Arts, Neuroscience


Clinical Psychology (Mental Health), Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Education (K-12), Neuroscience




Graduation Year


Project review

“I was able to write my research project smoothly but I expected more guidance on how to go about it and coming up with a specifc argument or question”

About my mentor

“She was very helpful and tried her best to make my ideas come to life”